Ducks rally for win — Oregon scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for an 8-4 win over USC on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Scott Heineman led the Ducks (15-5, 2-0 Pac-12), going three for six with two RBIs and two runs scored. The big blow in the eighth was Heineman’s two-run double that broke a 4-4 tie. Oregon will go for the sweep of the three-game series with USC (7-11, 0-2) at noon today.
Beavs triumph — Jake Rodriguez hit two sacrifice flies to send the Oregon State baseball team to a 4-3 win over Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday night. The Beavers (18-1, 2-0 Pac-12) used a three-run sixth inning to claim the win. Dylan Davis drove in two on a double before one of the sacrifice flies by Rodriguez. OSU will try to complete a sweep of Arizona (15-7, 0-2) today at noon.
Timbers tie — Rodney Wallace came open in the penalty box and headed in the tying goal at the beginning of second-half stoppage time, and Portland (0-1-2) came out of Seattle with a 1-1 draw. Eddie Johnson tapped in a perfectly placed cross from Steve Zakuani in the 13th minute for Seattle (0-1-1). The Sounders held the lead until they failed to clear the ball from danger in the 91st minute, and Andrew Jean-Baptiste’s centering pass found Wallace completely uncovered.
Busch wins — Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson at the finish Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. It was Busch’s second victory of the season and fifth career Nationwide victory at Bristol, tying him with Kevin Harvick for the most in the series.
Kalitta leads qualifying - Doug Kalitta qualified first in the NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., with a run of 3.779 seconds at a top speed of 326.32 mph. Cruz Pedregon topped the Funny Car field, Mike Edwards led the Pro Stock competition, and Matt Smith was the fastest in the Pro Stock Motorcycle season opener.
Kim wins women’s title — The Queen has reclaimed her crown. Back at the World Figure Skating Championships for the first time in two years, Olympic champion Kim Yu-na looked as if she had never been away Saturday night in London, Ontario. It wasn’t just her margin of victory — with 218.31 points, she was a whopping 20 points ahead of defending champion Carolina Kostner — but the stunningly simple beauty of her performance. Kim’s longtime rival, Mao Asada of Japan, was third.
Mixed martial arts
St-Pierre retains title — UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre manhandled Nick Diaz for five rounds en route to a lopsided unanimous decision at UFC 158 in Montreal on Saturday night. St-Pierre (24-2) earned a unanimous decision, winning 50-45 on all three judges’ cards. As expected, St-Pierre used his wrestling to control the challenger, rag-dolling him at times and bullying him on the ground. But he also used his jab and kicks to pick apart Diaz on his feet.
—From wire reports